Sophomore Richard Brushett Named to 2003 Academic All-District II Soccer Team

Honor marks the midfielder's first selection to elite list.

Nov. 6, 2003

Philadelphia - University of Pennsylvania men's soccer student-athlete Richard Brushett was named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District II soccer team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), today. This is the first time the sophomore has received the honor.

Brushett, a chemical and biomolecular engineering major, was named to the first-team and was the only Ivy League representative on the list.

During his first two seasons as a Quaker, the forward has appeared in 31 games, tallying three goals and two assists. In addition, Brushett was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll for Sept. 29, 2003.

To be eligible, an athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. He must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at the institution and must have completed at least one full academic year at the institution. Sports information directors nominate eligible athletes from their schools who are named to district teams prior to being voted upon on the national level. CoSIDA has been selecting Academic All-America teams since 1952.

CoSIDA's District II covers Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Quakers, who are 5-7-2 overall, 1-4-0 Ivy, return to action Saturday when they host Princeton University at the Soccer Stadium at Rhodes Field. Game time is set for 11 a.m.

Written by Tonia Sabino